...cells are setting up where they think security is the worst
Absolutely which is why I suspect the French people are eventually going to look to the government for an explanation as to how this attack, on the heels two recent ones, was allowed to happen.
The EU also is finding the lack of border controls inside the EU a problem with the "migrants" are moving from country to country untracked.
And herein lies a major rub. Syria is a horrific mess with hundreds of thousands of Syrians killed by either their government or ISIS. It's no wonder that thousands upon thousands of people are fleeing that nation, and it's no wonder that there is a great deal of sympathy for them and a desire to provide a humanitarian response, but it is insane to ignore the dangers the situation presents.
One only has to read news reports concerning the behavior of certain refugees to know that they are not people who are running for their lives and looking for any port in a storm. The anecdotal evidence of refugees making demands of European nations that go beyond simply asylum and indicate some sense of entitlement, may not be indicative of the entire group, but they are prevalent enough to suggest that there is more going on than an escape to safety. One story in particular told of a family that had been moved to a semi-rural community in Germany and the wife was complaining that it was too boring; that they wanted to be relocated to Hamburg. If you are living in daily fear of your life and the lives of your children, do you worry about how exciting your new, secure home might be?
Undoubtedly many, if not most, of these refugees have fled for their lives, but it's clear, as well, that their numbers include a great many Arabs (some of whom, I feel certain, are not even Syrians) who are taking advantage of this crisis to relocate to a cushier life in Europe.
And if the numbers include would-be freeloaders they also include terrorists. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves.
For the most part, it's Europe's problem and if they want to bungle it by opening their doors to freeloaders and terrorists in the name of humanitarianism, that's their choice, but once terrorists find there way to Europe it becomes a lot easier for them to find their way to America, so it's something our government needs to watch with concern.
As these people continue to flood into Europe they are putting European towns and communities under great stress. With big hearts many of the Europeans are welcoming them as best they can, but I heard a moving account on NPR from a Greek woman in a small village that had been flooded with so many refugees that she needed to volunteer to help them bury their dead. In the immediate face of human suffering people will usually respond with open hearts, providing they do not feel completely overwhelmed.
As the crisis continues and matures, some towns will feel overwhelmed and their national governments will be slow to come to their aid. We will then likely see stories of ugly "nationalistic" sentiments and actions that ignore the fact that the overwhelmed townspeople originally welcomed the refugees with open arms. There are few topics the media like better to cover than "ugly nationalism."
So too, it will become evident that the influx of people is taxing the national and local resources of their new homes and that some, if not all, have come for the express purpose of sponging off of those resources and will demand cultural accommodations, like a women only day at the public pool, restrictions on alcohol consumption or sales, and exemption from any expression of fealty to the land that took them in during their time of need. The charitable sentiments expressed at the outset will likely turn to resentment and anger.
Finally it will eventually be discovered that terrorists behind a new bloody attack were among the refugees allowed into the country.
Europeans have a breaking point and they don't all live in the cosmopolitan centers of their nations (places which, ironically, will always be the prime targets of the terrorist attacks). They have a reason and right to be proud of their heritage and it's not jingoistic xenophobia to want to preserve that heritage. The problem with Muslim immigrants in Europe is that to a great extent, they do not want to assimilate, they want to colonize, and they have found a new home that has, for decades now, been quite willing to accommodate them at the expense of the culture and traditions of their native populations. I'm amazed it's continued this way for this long, but I can't see it continuing for much longer. The Paris attack will be a game changer the way 9/11 was. Former multi-culturalists like Hollande will change their positions either because of an internal transformation or because of political pressure. The right-wing that has been on the rise in Europe will get a shot in the arm as anti-immigrant sentiment swells.
If my prediction comes true (and obviously it may not) it will be ironic that the people who most fear the right-wing in Europe will have paved the way for their ascension through policies that were as far to the left as the counter-reaction will be to the right. Political changes brought on by a crisis are rarely moderate in nature. For years many of us have watched PC muti-culturalism run amok in Europe and wondered how can people put up with this stuff? I think we will be finding out soon.